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The Golden Spike, Atlanta FC!

March 5 2017, in a packed stadium filled with 55,297 raging fans all cloaked in black and red, the Golden Spike tradition was born.

Ninety minutes before Atlanta kicked off their inaugural match against New York Red Bulls, the home team arrived at the stadium greeted by a plethora of faithful supporters. As they approached the stadium, lying ahead of them was a Golden Spike stretching eight feet long, accompanied with markers to inscribe their names.

After the entirety of the team signed the spike and finished entering the building, all fans and supporters were invited to leave their mark on the club’s golden relic as well.

Fans filled the seats of the stadium as anticipation filled the air and just before the official player walkout, another figure appeared from within the tunnel. Sporting the red and black stripes, hip-hop artist, actor, and well recognized ATLien Yung Joc emerged from the darkness carrying a hammer, prepared to strike the Golden Spike for the very first time.

Surrounded by a massive sellout crowd, he climbed to the top of the platform fronting the stadium’s supporters section, wound up, and crashed the hammer into the club’s Golden Spike as he chanted A-T-L, which then echoed throughout the stadium, amplified by the voices of the fans.

A tradition driven by the spike, the city and the team are now equipped with energy and prepared for the match. However, this custom does not halt at kickoff.

After the match, another legitimate, authentic golden spike from the track yards of Atlanta is awarded to a top performing player voted on by fans via Twitter. Despite the 2-1 defeat in the inaugural match, Atlanta United’s first-ever goal scorer in history, Yamil Asad, received the spike from the supporters. Asad then approached the club’s “railroad track”, one hand on the spike, one hand wrapped around a hammer, and drove it in with the combined force of his hand and the crowd’s voices rooting him on. A moment that will not soon be forgotten.

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Department of Adventure North Carolina

Department of Adventure of North Carolina

Every year there is a great migration that occurs within North Carolina. Although North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful birds in the country, it is also home to some other amazing creatures. Loggerhead Sea Turtles, an endangered species that migrate to from the beautiful coastal areas of North Carolina every year. These beautiful reptiles grow to be 200lbs on average but have been recorded to be up to 1000lbs.

In addition to sea turtles, hundreds of thousands of (human) visitors also flock to the beaches of North Carolina to soak up the sun and swim in the swarm surf. Families have been spending their summers in North Carolina beaches for generations. From Sunset Beach in the southern shores all the way up to OBX- there’s so much to offer!

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CASA
Singing in the Rain Annual Auction

Heart Sticker Co is happy and proud to support CASA. What is CASA? They are a national non-profit organization for Court Appointed Special Advocates- fostering kids. There are more than 700,000 children that experience abuse and or neglect each year in the United States. Of that staggering number of children, more than 430,000 kids are waiting for foster care in our country. Last year there were more than 280,000 abused and neglected children that CASA was able to represent. The mission statement of CASA is “The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.”
Although CASA is court appointed and mandated there is no federal funding and they rely 100% on donations and partnering programs. Heart Sticker Co is happy to step up and give what we can at the end of 2018. The owner of Heart Sticker Co, Chris Bucci, grew up in a family that fostered more than 124 infants in Massachusetts. This is a cause that strikes a chord with him and his mission this year to help promote and advocate for more awareness and to raise more money for a meaningful and necessary organization.
Visit casaforchildren.org for more information on how you can get involved too. Heartsticker.com has agreed to donate a portion of all proceeds at the end of this calendar year. In addition to our year-end donation to CASA, we will also be attending and donating items to their annual auction.

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